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Video interview with Drs. Steve Osofsky and Isabel Jimenezn

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Johns Hopkins Science Diplomacy Coordinator and Cornell alum Isabel Jimenez, DVM '21, speaks with Professor Steve Osofsky about his career in conservation and how up-and-coming applied scientists can enhance their chances of translating their work into real change for good.
A neotropical river otter (Lontra longicaudis) housed at Projeto Lontra. Photo: Erin Guntrum

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I had never heard of Santa Catarina — an island in one of the most southern states of Brazil. It is known colloquially as Ilha da Magia (magic island) for its incredible beauty and folklore passed down by the native Manezinho people....
A young white-tailed deer buck against a green forest background..

With its first confirmed case in January 2022, Louisiana joined a growing club of more than 30 states that have detected chronic wasting disease in deer. Once this disease is discovered, it is extremely hard to eradicate, says Cornell's Dr. Krysten Schuler.
Golden-backed frog

When observing a hoard of golden-backed frogs at a roadside pond in India, a group of naturalists noticed something odd — one animal had a tiny mushroom sprouting out of its side. Cornell's Dr. Alyssa Wetterau Kaganer weighs in and finds the discovery fascinating.
Flying fox bats at rest in a tree.

A recent study by Cornell University and the Wildlife Conservation Society highlights the importance of leaving bats undisturbed in their natural habitats. Bats have been identified as reservoirs for numerous viruses that can cross over to humans, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for COVID-19.
A profile of Amandine Gamble.

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine has recently welcomed many new faculty members, including Dr. Amandine Gamble, who studies infectious disease ecology, with a focus on pathogen dynamics in wildlife and at the human-wildlife interface.
Veterinary student with livestock and local community

In February, Cornell University announced a $35 million gift to endow and name the Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health at the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Yang’s endowment will expand the center’s efforts to advance science into policy and action, train future wildlife health leaders, and provide opportunities for student experiential learning.
Jennifer Bloodgood in the field.

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Have you ever wondered about the journeys taken by certain wildlife veterinarians to get to where they are today? Recently, I had the privilege of chatting with Dr. Jennifer Bloodgood over coffee to delve into this very topic....
Profile of a lion standing in a grassland.

A $35M gift from philanthropist Lisa Yang in support of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine will endow the Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health and help expand its efforts to advance science into policy and action, train future wildlife health leaders, and provide opportunities for student experiential learning.
Two penguins shown looking at each other.

Scientists, including Cornell's Dr. Amandine Gamble, are watching closely to see whether avian influenza will reach Antarctica before this year’s penguin chicks disperse for the season.